Topic Consultation on Scotland’s Census 2021

National Records of Scotland seeks first views on Scotland’s next census

Planning for Scotland’s Census 2021 starts today with the National Records of Scotland (NRS) asking for views on the topic areas that should be included.

A consultation being launched today on 2021 section of this website  focuses on the broad topics the census will cover. The aim is to encourage discussion and help NRS build a strong case for the inclusion of new topics in the census. 

Scottish Parliamentary Constituency Profiles and Regions

You can now learn more about Scottish Parliamentary Constituency profiles and regions. The profiles present a selection of interesting graphs and tables for each of the 73 Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies and 8 Scottish Parliamentary Regions. More information on these and other UK Parlaimentary profiles can be found on our Parliamentary Profiles page.

Scotland’s Census 2011 General Report

National Records of Scotland have today published Scotland’s Census 2011 General Report  and it has been laid before the Scottish Parliament.  This document reviews the entire 2011 Census operation from the early planning and consultation through to the production and dissemination of outputs and evaluation.  It provides a wealth of detail about how Scotland’s Census 2011 was carried out and what we have learned to take forward in our planning for th

Gaelic analytical report (Part 1)

NRS has today published Part 1 of an analytical report providing national level statistics on Gaelic from Scotland's Census 2011.

On Census Day, 27 March 2011, a total of 87,100 people aged 3 and over in Scotland (1.7 per cent of the population) had some Gaelic language skills. This included 57,600 people who could speak Gaelic.

The key findings from this report include:

SNS Data Zone 2011

Data zones are the core geography for dissemination of results from Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics (SNS). The data zone geography covers the whole of Scotland and nest within local authority boundaries (as they were in 2011).


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